Archive for May, 2014

Is Google Down?

Monday, May 5th, 2014

If you ever find yourself in a situation where you are questioning whether or not a Google service is experiencing trouble, there is a quick and easy way to check.   Google calls it the “Apps Status Dashboard”, as it is meant for users of Google Apps.  Anyone can access it, and anyone who uses Google services (such as Gmail, Google Calander, Google Drive, etc.) will find it useful in the event of a service outage.  It conveniently displays the current status of each Google service, as well as the history from the last seven days.  When an outage is reported, there will be an orange or red circle in that services row which can be clicked on for more details and updates on the issue.